Women's rights in India Current Affairs, GK & News

Women Help Desks at Police Stations

The government has announced a sanction of 100 crore INR to set up and strengthen Women’s Help Desks at police stations. The amount is sanctioned from the Nirbhaya Funds. The project is to be implemented by the governments of the state and union territories. The desks are to be the first and single point of ..

Topics: 

SC dismissed the appeal challenging authenticity of ‘Triple Talaq’

Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal which has challenged the constitutional authenticity of an ordinance which makes the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi dismissed the plea of a Kerala-based outfit and said it will not like to interfere. The Muslim Women Ordinance ..

Topics: 

Rajasthan government decides to observe September as “month of nutrition” to create awareness

The Rajasthan government has decided to observe September as the “month of nutrition” to create awareness among people living in the state. From September, the students of Class 1 to 8 of government schools will be given milk daily instead of thrice a week for which additional funds of Rs 203 crore will be allocated. ..

Topics: 

Rekha Sharma appointed as new chairperson of National Commission for Women

NCW member Rekha Sharma from Haryana has been appointed the new chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW). She was recently embroiled in a controversy after she recommended abolishing the practice of “confessions” in churches as it can lead to blackmailing of women, after such a case came to light in Kerala. The NCW ..

Topics: 

Ministry of Women and Child Development to hold National Conference of 244 Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) in New Delhi

The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) will hold National Conference of 244 Districts under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) in New Delhi on May 4, 2018. The Nodal Officers of 244 Districts, State Nodal Officers and Senior officers will be present in the day-long Conference. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, ..

Category: 

Topics: